2016 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
§21-843.3. Abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, or neglect of vulnerable adult.

21 OK Stat § 21-843.3 (2016) What's This?

A. Any person who engages in abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult, as defined in Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall be guilty of a felony. The person, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or be imprisoned in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than two (2) years, or both such fine and imprisonment.

B. Any person who has a responsibility to care for a vulnerable adult as defined by Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes who purposely, knowingly or recklessly neglects the vulnerable adult shall be guilty of a felony. The person, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or be imprisoned in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than two (2) years, or both such fine and imprisonment.

C. In addition the court shall consider any provision of the Elderly and Incapacitated Victim’s Protection Act when the victim is an elderly or incapacitated person as defined by Section 991a-15 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Added by Laws 2003, c. 195, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 314, § 2, eff. July 1, 2008.

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